I thought I should post on this thread since I guess this thread is what everybody looks at for HLN sets. If you guys think I should post elsewhere, let me know and I will delete and repost in RP area.
I finally paid the CDN $350.00 and had my set ISF calibrated. The calibration was done by Michael Chen or better known on AVS as Michael TLV. He came over at around 6:00 PM and was working on my set until about 11:00 PM tweaking and adjusting. So what is the difference in PQ you may ask, well, I do not have the green tint that is usually present on the Samsung sets and the colors are a lot better. Did I see an improvement right a way, absolutely. Was the improvement night and day, no it was not. Was it worth it to spend the money for this calibration, for me, it definitely was.
For you guys who want the numbers, Michael had no problem with me posting the results so an excel sheet is attached for your review (thanks arungupta for this spread sheet). We did the calibration for the component input (components 1) using 480i and 480p signals from my DVD player. We did not use a signal generator to calibrate for 720 p, but from my viewing, the colors are very good for HD channels. Finally, I will not take any responsibility for this results to work for your TV, nor take any responsibility for you guys going into the SM settings of your TV to change things. I assume everybody knows they should write down the original setting before changing any settings in SM menus.
Please be advised that my user settings at the bottom of the sheet are not correct. I am still playing around with those settings for best results.
My TV set: HLN5065
hl5065-ver 306.zip 28.16015625k . file